Large legal Cannabis companies develop new technologies for cultivation, fertilization, processing, and manufacturing. Small-scale cultivators tend to focus on regenerative agricultural methodologies, increases in productivity and sustainability and reduction of their environmental impact. Both are needed in legally regulated settings.
Cannabis policies should encourage the diversification of Cannabis farm production, inclusive of products such as clothing, cosmetics, paper, food, beverages, biofuels, animal bedding, building materials, insulation, car moldings, and other consumer and industrial products.
Legally regulated Cannabis cultivation, manufacture, and trade are suitable to village-development and local employment of women and youth. The cultivation of Cannabis to tackle depopulation across remote villages globally is currently implemented, and encourages people to engage in long-term jobs in the rural Cannabis production sector. Such programmes should be encouraged as to foster long-term, sustainable, rural development.
Local communities in traditional areas of cultivation would benefit from the potential of Certificates of Origin to promote sustainable tourism, increase job creation, community ownership, and promote while preserving local cultures, knowledge, and products.